Gwen Stefani Information
From singing and songwriting to acting and creating her own fashion line, it seems there is nothing in this world that Gwen Stefani can't succeed at. If anything, she has come a long way from her first job: scrubbing floors at a Dairy Queen. Gwen started her career as backup and soon leading vocalist for her brother Eric's band, "No Doubt". The band used the rising popularity of ska and punk music in their home turf of southern California to create a unique sound. Two less-than-successful albums later, (No Doubt, 1992, and The Beacon Street Collection, 1995), No Doubt's record company was losing faith and Eric Stefani left the group to pursue animation for The Simpsons. Yet the band's five-year struggle since they first signed with Interscope Records in 1990 was about to pay off in a big way. Their third album, Tragic Kingdom, was an instant smash hit, and gave way to their most popular song to date: "Don't Speak". The song's lyrics chronicled Gwen's 8-year relationship and breakup with fellow band member, Tony Kanal. A spot on the Billboard Number One and two Grammy nominations later, it was clear that No Doubt and Gwen Stefani's mesmerizing voice were here to stay.